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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95
Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 35.00
This volume questions the importance of arts and culture and their possible impact on politics and the economy. Chapters outline a new framework for analysis of democratic participation and economic growth and explore how these new patterns work around the world. The ideas of Alexis de Tocqueville and Joseph Schumpeter and Jane Jacobs are analysed. more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 30.00
`An essential easy-to-use guide to geography... unique in providing not only advice but also activity based guidance to both potential and current geography undergraduates... an all encompassing text which offers a fresh and original outlook on geography at degree level' Lorraine Craig, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 69.99
This book provides an in-depth examination of public opinion in Alabama to see whether it follows the stereotype of ideological and partisan polarization in the United States. The authors show that even in such a staunchly conservative state, public opinion is considerably more nuanced and complex than this stereotype, suggesting a need to transcend... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Gabriel Tarde ranks as one of the most outstanding sociologists of nineteenth-century France, though not as well known by English readers as his peers Comte and Durkheim. This book makes available Tarde?s most important work and demonstrates his continuing relevance to a new generation of students and thinkers. Tarde?s landmark research and empirical... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00
On December 31, 1999, Boris Yeltsin stepped down as president of the Russian Federation, marking the end of an era. While scholars and observers alike continue to debate the degree to which Russia succeeded in establishing democracy or a free market economy, the enormity of the social transformation that occurred during the Yeltsin era is far less... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
In Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices, Laurent Fleury presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. He traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. Fleury also raises issues of... more...
- Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99
The New Political culture, which began to take shape in the 1970s, continues to challenge many assumptions of traditional politics, especially on issues of environmentalism, growth management, gay rights, and abortion. Concerned mostly with home, consumption, and lifestyle, the New Politics emerges fully in cities with more highly educated citizens,... more...